Lose Weight with a Fasting Diet

Fasting is an alternative and unconventional way to lose weight.

With modern science, research and developments in technology over the years many have turned to fasting for weight loss. It’s surprising how much more mainstream fasting has become in terms of being a legitimately respected weight loss strategy.

Many physicians would agree that fasting does in fact clean out the system the same way you empty out a jar of jam. The body flushes everything out eventually and doesn’t hold on to anything.

So what does that mean?

Well, it means that you’ll eventually at some point in time have to eat again, but that my friends is entirely up to you.

Think of that jar of jam.

When it’s finished you rinse it out then throw it into the recycling bin. The keyword here is rinse. The body does the same thing. It only takes some of the nutrients that it needs from whatever your last meal was, stores them, and then uses them up getting evenly distributed throughout the body. The nutrients and minerals go to their respected destinations and are used and then never seen again.

With a fasting diet the body uses everything up, including reserves. By this point you know how much food or nutrients it takes to run your shell and we’d all agree it’s quite a bit.

Think about it, you have to feed yourself every day to keep the motor running, right?


You can take breaks.

Now you must take into account that your energy level will be reverted to a low status, but you’ll still be able to function. If your day job consists of a lot of travel or physical activity of any kind, I wouldn’t advise a fasting diet.

So what kind of fasting diets are there?

There are actually quite a few that seem to be pretty reasonable. I promote one myself on my site. The big crazes I’ve heard lately are these juicing fasts. There are special juices with enough nutrients and vitamins that sustain and hold you over for a day or so without having to chow down. Just look up online different juice fasting based products and see for yourself.

Remember, don’t try this type of extreme diet approach unless you’ve got some downtime where you’re just relaxing and can experiment with something like fasting.

Perhaps a weekend or a three-day vacation could suffice.

But if you’re under a lot of stress, pressure, and anxiety than fasting may not be for you.

But there is good news!

With fasting, you lose weight, fast!

I always thought that there must be a reason why the name fasting has its base word being fast.

It all makes sense when you think about it right? Anyway, fasting is an effective weight loss technique bottom line. It’s a little risky sure, but the results are outstanding. Most physicians would only advise this strategy to those who are very familiar with their bodies and can withstand a temporary physical strain. In the end, most fasting practitioners would tell you, it is in fact worth it.

Dan Petraglia

Dan Petraglia runs a Weight loss and fitness information Blog: click here.

6 thoughts on “Lose Weight with a Fasting Diet

  • October 12, 2011 at 4:00 pm

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  • October 12, 2011 at 3:25 am

    It’s a nice article specially covering an aspect of weight loss to which i was not aware but i have a question it’s fine to fast and take fasting diet to lose weight but what when we think its time to end fast, don’t you think due to hunger we will feel to eat a lot. If so then it will reflect negatively to our health.

    • October 12, 2011 at 6:51 am

      It’s actually quite the opposite really, when I fast for 16-24hrs or so when I break that fast I actually get full quite fast. Fasting increases your response to leptin and other hunger mechanisms, you feel full sooner.

      Now, you can eat as much as you want if you push past that full feeling but that is not true hunger but an emotional/psychological effect not physiological. The goal is to eat until hunger is satisfied, and then stop.

  • October 11, 2011 at 6:44 pm

    I have nothing to lose but FAT!

  • October 11, 2011 at 5:17 am

    (Intermittent) fasting is great, and for those worried about not having enough energy, once your body shifts into full fat burning mode (2-3 days usually) you will most likely have more energy then you have in a long time. For me I also have a greater focus, drive, and just feel better.

    Also keep this in mind, it has been estimated that 3% bodyfat is enough stored energy to run back to back marathons…so those of us guys in the 20% range or girls int he 30% range can think on that some.


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